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Bangladesh reports 6 more Covid deaths, 287 new cases

Bangladesh reported six more Covid-19-related deaths and 287 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The country’s total fatalities rose to 29,408 with the new deaths and the new cases raised the total caseload to 2,033,119, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The daily case test positivity rate rose to 6.97 per cent from Monday’s 6.92 ...

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High hopes for nasal Covid vaccines despite ‘disappointing’ trial

Nasal vaccines could still be a powerful future weapon in the fight against Covid-19 despite “disappointing” recent trial results for an AstraZeneca spray, experts say. By entering the body the same way as the virus, nasal vaccines aim to build immunity in the mucous membrane that lines the nose and mouth. This could block people from getting infected in the ...

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Bangladesh reports 6 more deaths from Covid

Bangladesh reported six more Covid deaths and 351 fresh cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning. The country’s total fatalities rose to 29,401 with the new deaths and the new cases raised the country’s total caseload to 2,032,092, according to the Directorate General of Health Services, reports UNB. The daily case test positivity rate dropped to 5.86 per cent from ...

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Dengue menace may continue till mid-November: Experts

The gradual increase in dengue infection has created panic among the residents of Dhaka city. Hospitals are failing to cope with the pressure of dengue patients despite setting up new wards. Patients are dying within just three days of getting admitted to hospitals. A total of 89 people have died of dengue till October 15 this year. Doctors of Dhaka ...

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Dengue death toll rises to 89 as six more patients die in 24 hrs

Six more dengue patients died in 24 hours till Saturday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 89. During this period, 734 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases keep rising, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Of the latest deaths, five were reported from Dhaka division and ...

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Long COVID at 12 months persists at 18 months, study shows

Most patients with COVID-19 who have lingering symptoms at 12 months are likely to still have symptoms at 18 months, new data suggest. The findings are drawn from a large study of 33,281 people in Scotland who tested positive for the coronavirus. Most of the results are in line with those from earlier, smaller studies. Among a subset of 197 ...

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Four Covid deaths reported in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Friday witnessed four Covid-19 deaths and 346 coronavirus positive cases in 24 hours. Bangladesh reported 7.15 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 4,840 samples were tested during the last 24 hours, a daily statement of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said. In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in Dhaka district and the ...

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Record 8 patients die from dengue in a single day

Eight more dengue patients died in 24 hours till Thursday morning, raising this year’s death toll from the mosquito-borne disease in Bangladesh to 83. This is the highest death toll from dengue in a single day this year. During this period, 765 more patients were hospitalised with the viral fever as cases keep rising, according to the Directorate General of ...

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Scientists grow human brain tissue in rats to study diseases

Scientists have transplanted human brain cells into the brains of baby rats, where the cells grew and formed connections. It’s part of an effort to better study human brain development and diseases affecting this most complex of organs, which makes us who we are but has long been shrouded in mystery, reports AP. “Many disorders such as autism and schizophrenia ...

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New COVID-19 wave emerging in Europe, says WHO

A new wave of COVID-19 cases appears to be spreading in Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) say, reports Al-Jazeera. WHO’s regional data showed that only Europe recorded a rise in COVID-19 cases in the week that ended October 2, clocking an increase of 8 percent from the week before. ...

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